Fossil True Midge with Attached Phoretic Mite in Baltic Amber

This is a rare and detailed 44 million year old fossil true midge (order Diptera - family Chironomidae) with a phoretic mite (subclass Acari) still attached to it, preserved in Baltic amber.

As a reminder, most inclusions in Baltic amber are extremely small so magnification will be needed to make out much detail. Included with your order is a physical photo of the specimen, and we will also email you a high resolution digital copy.

Please note: The market is flooded with fake amber, which is often plastics with insects embedded in it. The insect inclusions in amber are almost always tiny. Larger insects are able to struggle free and are not preserved. If you see something that looks too good to be true, it often is. Make sure to buy from a reputable dealer.
Order Diptera - Family Chironomidae (Midge) & Subclass Acari (Mite)
Kaliningrad, Russia
Amber 21 x 15.5 x 6mm
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